February 24, 2017 Subject:
About as good as a B feature gets
Fast-paced, interesting detective story, with clever camera work, good acting, occasional amusing overacting. Helen Parrish, later a neighbor on Leave It To Beaver, especially likable as the pretty girl DJ.
November 21, 2016 Subject:
A Good Movie
A very good early 1940's mystery drama. It becomes a more meaningful movie if one is familiar with the rationing of rubber tires during that period and the value of those tires. The movie moved along at a good pace, the plot was good, and the acting from the primary and supporting cast was fine.
May 9, 2011 Subject:
I liked it.
Where else but a 40s mystery movie could you slug a cop, take his gun and escape to solve the crime. Instead of an arrest, criminal charges, and jail time, a honeymoon instead.
41:58: "IF you're wanting to do the town, I know some gay spots."
5 stars for this entertaining little play.
August 20, 2010 Subject:
Oldies but goodies
Pretty good. It was a wierd juke box.
May 8, 2010 Subject:
A very entertaining 52 minutes and 38 seconds!
March 10, 2010 Subject:
Hey jimelena,the X is aprox 22 minutes into the film.It's a shadow on the floor from the jukebox.
This Eddie guy is weird.He hardly knows this girl,and he's got his feet on her couch,he's asking her if she's got a few hundred bucks,and he's borrowing her car. The girl Linda,is cute except for that one annoying thing she does...she says his full name ALL the time!Eddie Delaney this,and Eddie Delaney that,geez.lol
It's really funny(not) the way Eddie was the only one to get credit for getting the crooks.What about the girl??? Sexist crap!
September 7, 2009 Subject:
Way Better Than It Had To Be
Grade B movie rises above with a fast pacing and good story. The actors are enjoyable and the juke box- very cool. Instead of being a time killer it ends up being a very good movie.
fourteen minutes into the show and the crooks are hanging out at the "One Spot Cafe".
January 2, 2009 Subject:
Worth a watch
I enjoyed the WWII zeitgeist aspects of this film. As a plus, as a well paced crime thriller, it's one of the better lower budget movies hosted here at Feature Films.
I downloaded the 512kb MPEG4 file. video and audio are OK.
January 9, 2007 Subject:
X marks OneSpot
The X is the shadow cast by the radio/jukebox in the OneSpot cafe. I'm guessing the very title of this B-movie is a pun. (or yet another reason to showcase the technology of that weird jukebox system)
January 4, 2006 Subject:
X Marks the Spot
Exactly where is the X?
I looked through the whole movie but didn't see an X.
Good movie though.
Reviewer:Douglas fae Aiberdeen
January 2, 2006 Subject:
Entertaining, if a bit obvious
A nice little B Movie here. As others have observed, it cracks along at a fair pace. I watched it as the opener in an archive.org double bill on Hogmanay (actually, here's an idea - why not download a main feature, B Movie, cartoons and advertisements and have a whole 40's Night at the Flicks courtesy of archive.org).
Anyhow, re. the film - the most interesting parts of it for me were (i) the 'phone in a request' juke boxes, (ii) the blackout drill and (iii) the whole idea of tyrelegging. West Coast USA, 1943, I suppose - you had to be there...
Douglas fae Aiberdeen
November 1, 2005 Subject:
The studios turned out this genre of B-thrillers by the bucketload, but few had the pace of this particular one.
Just sit back and enjoy the fun.
October 29, 2005 Subject:
I thought it was worth downloading too.
June 6, 2005 Subject:
X Marks The Spot...
Heyyyy, What can I say???
I loved this show of war time era, hi-jacked trucks carrying tires, frozen tire/assets, The Clancy syndrome/typical Irish Cop with loving son bit, son being drugstore detective thingy. Beautiful girl tied in with the mob stuff with son lovinÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ the moll in a sort of peril/mob thingy. Typical Black Out War time stuff.
I liked the direct line in the diner to the Radio Station for requesting songs to be aired for who-ever you wanted to dedicate a song to.
Good show. ThisÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂun ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂill keep you in SUSPENSE right up to the very end. You know the never ending cops that canÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂt tell the good guys from the badÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂunÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂs syndrome. Heyyy this crap even went on back thenÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ Sheesh, When will the copÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂs ever learn how to tell the good guyÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂs form the badÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂunÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂs???
Download this show. YouÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂll love it if you have any respect for the past, present and the futureÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂOK???
WellÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ ThatÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂs about it for me and my $.02 worthÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ thatÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂs two cents worth for those of you livinÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ in Washington, DCÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ HAAAAA, what a shame you have to spell it out for Capitol Hill huh???